John McEuen  
Little Rock, Ar kan sas.. a great small room
only 300 seats here, and it is Arkansas, so get tix early!

            John McEuen
                                       and the String Wizards

                                                Will the Circle Be Unbroken


McEuen has assembled a unique cast of Americana string wizards for a special night to share the music and memories of the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken platinum album and his career with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. His multi-media show with archival photographs, film, Circle session photos (and archival 8mm footage) narrative and music of early NGDB takes us on his incredible 55-year journey - interwoven with radio favorites, hot bluegrass, rare early NGDB music.

A unique part of the show covers the historic 1977 Russia trip, and what happened behind the Iron Curtain to the first American band to tour there. The cast, all stellar musicians in their own right, includes:


Les Thompson     bass/vocals/bouzouki       an NGDB  founding member   

John Cable             guitar/mandolin/vocals   also toured Russia with  NGDB                   Matt Cartsonis     vocals/mandola/guitar     25 year music partner with John 


When John initiated the album Will the Circle Be Unbroken*, the icons of Bluegrass, Country, and West coast country rock convened: Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin, Roy Acuff, Vassar Clements, and Maybelle Carter. Six August 1971 days produced the benchmark record still relevant today (Amazon top-seller still!).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

All join host John McEuen, with his banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandolin, as they share (in front of the screen) hits and stories behind the music, leading up to this magic time when three generations came together. The Library of Congress inducted the multi-platinum ‘Circle’ as one of the most important American recordings (it’s also in the Grammy Hall of Fame).


The evening’s journey leads to classic favorites and music from McEuen’s new highly praised record - Made in Brooklyn - on Chesky Records. (Stereophile Magazine’s Record of the Month). The audience will see the entire span of John McEuen’s years in music and be taken back through some of the best years of their lives.


Songs may include:                    Mr. Bojangles           Some of Shelly’s Blues            Keep on the Sunny Side          Will the Circle Be Unbroken     Dance Little Jean    Long Hard Road     House at Pooh Corner    Wreck on the Hiway    Earl’s Breakdown   Way Downtown   Cannonball Rag        Dismal Swamp     I Saw the Light        Acoustic Traveller         Fingerbuster            Buy for Me the Rain     She Darked the Sun    Wildwood Flower     The Grand Ole Opry Song                Blue Ridge Cabin Home       Okie Boogie        


 *“One of the most important records to come out of Nashville...” Chet Flippo Rolling Stone

McEuen was recently inducted in to the American Banjo Museum’s Hall of Fame

Event Date/Time
June 22 2018
7:00 p.m.
Event Location
Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
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